A group tour of Sri Lanka for solo women travellers.
Discover Sri Lanka on a hosted group tour that includes unique experiences and accommodation ranging from personal to luxurious. Featuring gentle walking tours, cooking class with a local host, tea plantation visit, boat safari, the country’s best UNESCO world heritage sites and a luxury beach stay. Visit Colombo, Sigiriya, Galle, Gal Oya National Park, the tea country and Kandy, and stay in a luxury heritage hotel, a boutique eco lodge, a 5-star beach resort and a colonial tea estate with tented lodges.
This two-week tour has been crafted especially for solo women travellers wanting to discover Sri Lanka with the comfort and support of a group tour and the company of like-minded travellers. Hosted by Melbourne-based Glenda McMillan-Andersson from destination specialist Sri Lanka Unbound - an Australian based expert in travel to Sri Lanka.
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Solo Women travellers wanting to discover Sri Lanka with the comfort and support of a group tour and with the company of like minded-travllers.
Arrive Colombo – Sri Lanka’s biggest city and also its capital. Transfer to the iconic Galle Face Hotel, a 150-year-old heritage hotel and landmark of the city.
Explore Colombo today with a gentle walking tour and city sightseeing. First, our resident expert guide, Mark Forbes, will introduce the buildings, bustling markets, and street snacks of Colombo on a city walk filled with anecdotes and stories. Later, a city tour will highlight Colombo’s major landmarks from Galle Face Green to the Old Parliament and the city’s temples.
Drive to Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle and visit the Golden Temple of Dambulla, considered to be the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in the country and one of Sri Lanka’s eight UNESCO world heritage sites. In the afternoon, enjoy an optional village walk or bullock cart ride from the hotel.
Rise early to visit the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya, also known as Lion Rock. Make the energetic climb to the top of the rock for panoramic views of the surrounding countryside should you wish and marvel on the way up at the breathtaking cave frescoes. Afternoon at leisure.
Head to Sri Lanka’s tea country for a two-night stay at Madulkelle Tea & Eco Lodge – a plantation stay nestled on a picturesque tea estate with views of the Knuckles Mountain Ranges. Stay in raised, secluded eco-lodges with breathtaking views of the ranges. The afternoon is free to relax, perhaps enjoying a cup of tea grown in the area.
Discover the `Story of Tea’ from plantation to teacup on this guided walk and tour. Learn about tea cultivation and harvest, visit a local tea factory and put your taste buds to the test with a tea tasting session.
Drive to Kandy. Explore the British Garrison Cemetery with a guided tour and visit the much-revered world-heritage listed Temple of the Sacred Tooth at the end of the day.
Uncover the secrets of Sri Lankan recipes during a cooking class followed by lunch, led by our welcoming host Suzy in her traditional kitchen with wood fire stove and clay pots. Explore the small temples and villages outside of Kandy during a gentle afternoon walking tour called Paddy & Pagoda Promenade.
Depart for Gal Oya National Park – an undiscovered gem in Sri Lanka – and the only park in the country where you can safari by boat. Stay at Gal Oya Lodge in private bungalows set in the natural grasslands. Gal Oya Lodge is one of our top places to stay in Sri Lanka.
Rise early for a morning boat safari with a picnic breakfast. Look for elephants, birds and crocodiles during the three-hour boat safari. In the afternoon, join one of the lodge’s expert naturalists on a gentle bird walk.
Drive to Tangalle and discover Sri Lanka’s beautiful coast and beaches. Spend two nights along the southernmost coastline, staying at a five-star resort set amidst a coconut plantation with glorious ocean views and beach access.
A full day at leisure to enjoy Sri Lanka’s beautiful coast and your luxury resort. Take advantage of the beach at your doorstep with a morning walk, enjoy the hotel pools or pamper yourself with a spa treatment at the resort spar. (Direct payment.) A time to stop and pause during your holiday in Sri Lanka for solo women travellers.
Drive to Galle – a world-heritage city surrounded by an impressive rampart wall and bursting with history. Stay inside the walled city and discover Galle Fort with a gentle afternoon walk led by our local guide and character, Shanjei.
Explore Galle on your own with a full day at leisure - Galle is an easy and pleasant place to discover on foot. Visit the city’s many boutiques, cafes and artisan workshops. In the evening, transfer to Colombo airport and depart.
Our third trip with India Unbound and our first to Sri Lanka with Sri Lanka Unbound. Again the trip exceeded our expectations in every way. We would highly recommend it to anyone and are already thinking about our next trip.
Prices are indicative only & subject to change.
Prices are indicative only & subject to change.
Inclusions/exclusions vary from tour to tour. A complete list of inclusions and exclusions will be given when a full itinerary and price quote is given.